Features


  • Packaging Gravure Inks

    The Gravure Report

    As technological advances continue to be made in the gravure packaging market, gravure is now able to compete with flexo.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.10.05

  • BCF Declares Ink Industry is Facing a Crisis

    The European ink sector is beginning to revolt against the way printers have shifted a sizeable proportion of their cost reductions to ink producers without adequate compensation.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.10.05

  • The Asian Ink Market

    2003 brought more growth to the Asia Pacific region, and ink companies continue to expand their operations into the area.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Van Son, Regional Ink Companies Join Forces

    Van Son Holland Ink and more than a dozen regional ink manufacturers are working together to distribute Van Son�s new VS5 ink to the large sheetfed market.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.04.05

  • Energy-Curable Materials

    UV/EB Raw Materials

    The UV/EB cure market has fared well in 2003, and as the technology becomes more widely used in new markets, the potential for growth in 2004 is promising.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.30.05

  • The 2004 U.S Top 20

    While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004.
    Staff 09.30.05

  • Additives | Flushed Colors and Pigments | Resins | Waxes

    The Raw Material Report

    As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.19.05

  • Major Acquisitions are Transforming The European Printing Ink Industry

    The European printing ink sector has been going through yet another bout of consolidation
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.19.05

  • The European Ink Market

    While there are signs of an economic upturn in the printing industry, ink manufacturers remain wary.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.19.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    Ink Manufacturers Talk about Pigment Purchasing

    When the subject of pigments comes up, the talk usually centers on price. Yet in speaking with ink industry executives, particularly leaders at smaller niche companies, properties and consistent quality are also of great importance.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.19.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    The Pigment Report

    Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.13.05

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    Vehicles and Varnishes

    As the economy improves, vehicle and varnish manufacturers are hopeful that the printing ink industry will see improvement. However, rising crude oil prices are a serious concern.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Mills and Mixers

    The Milling Report

    As 2004 opens, mill manufacturers are waiting to see if the economic recovery in the U.S. will lead to greater capital expenditures.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    The Flexo Report

    Valued as an economical process, flexo continues to dominate the packaging industry, while making inroads into new applications.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.12.05

  • Sheetfed Inks

    The Offset Report

    Valued for its near-photographic quality, stochastic screening is becoming more widely used throughout the industry.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.12.05

  • New Leaders in the Ink Industry

    New executives from inside and outside the industry are having an impact on the ink business.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks | Packaging Gravure Inks

    Siegwerk Group Strengthens Its Global Presence

    The acquisition of CCI increases Siegwerk's position in the global packaging ink market.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Additives | Waxes

    Waxes, Solvents and Additives

    Most companies found that 2003 was a slight improvement over 2002.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Despite Modifications, REACH Remains a Concern

    Under pressure from industry and politicians, the European Commission has watered down its proposals for a new regulatory framework on chemicals and their downstream uses. However, industry leaders feel it needs to do more.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.12.05

  • The Year In Review

    After another challenging year, ink executives are cautiously optimistic as they look ahead to 2004
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05